Choca Blues: A multinational exploration through Blues and beyond

Recorded at La Finca Studios in Panajachel, Guatemala, The Wind was produced by Whitney Petty, engineered by Frank Wild, mixed by Josh Evans, and mastered by Rachel Field at Resonant Mastering in Seattle, WA.
9 July 2024
Choca Blues

Hailing from Guatemala, Choca Blues has emerged with their highly anticipated debut album, The Wind, a testament to their eclectic blend of blues infused with international flavors. Frontwoman Delta Dina belts out catchy hooks, weaving a sonic landscape that genre-hops with infectious energy, hooks that keep listeners hooked from the opening notes. With the National Resonator Style O guitar, Carlos Funk cleverly stitches together melodic patterns that elevate Delta’s soulful voice to new heights. 

Laura Charnaud, known as ‘The Law’, provides a solid foundation on bass, while Whitney Petty, also known as ‘The Wind’, adds dynamic rhythms on drums and mandolin. Bluestown’s expressive harmonica playing seasons their sound with a tangy, American flavor. The album The Wind showcases Choca Blues’ versatility and musical prowess.

Choca Blues

The album careens wildly from the vibrant opening track to the quietly reflective Old Man, and finally to the pulse-pounding Kabuki Dance, integrating elements of blues, rock, and country to craft an unpredictable, thrilling ride that’s both fearless and authentic. You can feel the weight of every lyric, the pain, the joy, the struggle – this band has a gift for wrapping their performances around your heart.

Recorded at La Finca Studios in Panajachel, Guatemala, The Wind was produced by Whitney Petty, engineered by Frank Wild, mixed by Josh Evans, and mastered by Rachel Field at Resonant Mastering in Seattle, WA. It’s no accident that Choca Blues has produced an album that crackles with the same intensity as their live shows – every phase of the production process was engineered to coax the most out of their dynamic performance. 

It was in San Marcos La Laguna, a charming Guatemalan town, that Choca Blues took root, its sound a happy accident born of international connections. We find the pulse of Guatemala, the heartland of the United States, and the Netherlands converging in their music, producing a symphony that speaks directly to the soul, sans borders or boundaries. With The Wind blasting open the doors to their discography, Choca Blues is now beckoning listeners to come share in the evolution of their sound, as a second album takes shape on the horizon. 

Think rural juke joints meets international fusion: Choca Blues injects a jolt of freshly minted energy into the blues genre, shaking off stagnation and drawing listeners in with its genre-bending magnetism.

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